For everyone out there who thinks that the comic book industry is a boys club or that comics are just for boys, you clearly aren’t paying attention. Of course, there are a ton of great female characters out there right now starring in their own ongoing titles, but there are also some incredible women behind the scenes stepping into the roles of writer, artist, editor, and more. But what is the “and more”? Well, Lorraine Cink’s job at Marvel.com just about covers it.
Coming from a background in live comedy and general geekery blogging, Cink is currently the writer and host of Marvel.com’s weekly show ‘The Watcher’, which gives True Believers everywhere the latest exciting news from the House of Ideas with a little bit of a comedic spin. She is also frequently seen on ‘Marvel LIVE!,’ the company’s live feed from the year’s biggest conventions, and ‘Marvel Method: Cosplay,’ which spotlights the art of creating costumes based on your favorite characters.
Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with Cink during one of her brief breaks from broadcasting live from the Marvel Skybox at this year’s New York Comic Con. During our conversation, we touched on how she got her start at Marvel, the importance of diversity in comics and media in general, and whether or not she’ll be taking Uatu’s spot as the Watcher since she’s associated with the name already. Check out what she had to say in the video below (and stay tuned for our version of a signature Marvel post-credits scene at the end):
What do you think about Lorraine Cink’s road to Marvel Comics? Are you a fan of her work on ‘The Watcher’? And where do you think she should fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let us know in the comment section.